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Sprinkler (lagadera) with water (no chlorine please)
Sprayer (mister) with water or compost tea
Wooden stick or a chopstick
You can use this method with all leafy vegetables.
First, mark the area where your elevated plot will be situated. Loosen the soil with your spade fork by pushing it into the soil and moving the handle forward and backwards.
With your spade move the top 8 inches of soil from one side to the other side (just look at the picture and maybe you’ll get what I’m trying to say) J
Note: the picture above shows mung beans (green manure) being incorporated into the soil.
Now, loosen the bottom 8 inches of your plot (again, look at the picture). Do not mix the topsoil with the subsoil. Just loosen the subsoil.
Do this over and over and over until you reach the end of your plot.
I hope you got that. Some people have a hard time putting words into action. Me, I’m having trouble putting action into words… :)
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
I never spoke a single word, instead I took the spade and started to dig in. There were so many things to do, I don't know where to start.
Well, I think that’s what you get by being an absentee landlord. And I also learned that organic farming teaches you not only the kind of patience you need for slow growing plants, but also patience for things you cannot control or change...